Obama, like a petulant child, still blames George Bush. This is not just unseemly and immature, but a grotesque distortion of reality. Either Obama takes credit for his policies or he should step down, return to community organizing, and make room for adults to guide the economic policies of these United States.
It is clear that Obama suffers from Tourettes Syndrome. He has no ideas beyond tax and spend, policies that have encouraged a shrinking of the free market private sector—the source of prosperity—while encouraging the growth of government agencies that benefit no one, that no one wants, that no one needs; government jobs whose only purpose is to add voters to the Democrat plantation of paper-shufflers who drain our national resources and add nothing to the national prosperity.
Remember, the main goal of government bureaucracies is to infinitely expand their power base because that which does not grow inevitably contracts.
Post-modern Democrats have nothing in common with the likes of John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, or the great Henry “Scoop” Jackson.
Classic Liberalism is dead.
It has morphed—like the chest-bursting monster from Alien (1979)—into the Progressive movement, crypto-Socialism whose strategic goal is to gobble up freedom in the name of equality/social justice and progress beyond the Constitution into the benevolent slavery of a nanny state. The fruits of such economic policies are all to apparent in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and most every Western European state excluding Germany.
When the Children of Israel rebelled in the desert against G-d and Moses, they demanded a return to Egypt, to the good old days of slavery.
It is easier to be dependant on a slave master than to be master of your own fate.
That’s why the entire slave generation died in the desert before reaching the Land of Israel. They were not ready, not yet capable of being free. Their very presence would have compromised G-d’s plan for the Jewish people to settle the Land of Israel as a free nation.
Let us hope that America, even under the Orwellian distortions of the Obama administration, can distinguish and appreciate the benefits of freedom in contrast to the embrace of slavery.
Yesterday, my wife Karen sent the following e-mail to Speaker of the House John Boehner:
You have a unique opportunity to put a stop to President Obama’s unprecedented undermining of the legislative branch government of the United States that began with his nationalized health care. Please stand firm!
The country will not close down if a budget is not finalized on August 2. He is delaying so that he can claim a political victory.
Please act from the position of strength and go the distance. Put an end to undisciplined government spending. President Obama cannot be trusted. He will keep on spending and leading our country toward more czars, more doomed “stimulus” programs and more socialization and loss of individual freedom.
Karen S. Avrech, Ph.D.